ESXi 5 on VirtualBox
I just started studying for my VCP certification and needed an easy way to run the free ESXi 5 Hypervisor for learning purposes.
I already had Oracle’s free VirtualBox product on my Windows 7 x64 laptop. Some Googling and I found a ‘recipe’ that worked for me and allowed me to get it working.
VirtualBox version 4.1.14
VMware ESXi Hypervisor 5.0 Update 1
Create a VirtualBox VM with at least the following
OS type – Linux RedHat (64 bit)
IO APIC Enabled
SATA Storage controller
Hard Disk 10GB
Intel virtual NIC
2GB of memory
The one restriction seems to be that you can only create 32-bit guests in ESXi on VirtualBox.
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